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John Larson

1930 - 2019
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John Larson
John Hyde Larson, 88, died peacefully August 27th at Woodstock Terrace in Woodstock, Vermont surrounded by family.
John was born on September 15, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Roy Frank and Olive Hathaway (Alden) Larson.
He grew up in Landsdowne, PA and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1953. He then received his Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955. He and his wife Priscilla then moved to Sasebo, Japan, where John was a Supply Corps officer with the U.S. Navy.
After returning from serving in Japan, John worked as a city planner in New Jersey before beginning a long career in the energy industry. He and Priscilla raised their children in Hagerstown, MD and Westport, CT. Before retiring to Barnard, Vermont, John was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Energy Corporation and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company.
In addition to enjoying his time with family, John loved gardening, sailing, and travelling the world with Priscilla. Prior to and during John's retirement, he served on many boards for community efforts including: Vice Chair of Bridgeport Hospital, Chair of the Management Advisory Committee in Bridgeport, Acting Director of Finance for the City of Bridgeport, Trustee for Bolt Technology Corporation, Trustee for the Clara Martin Center in Randolph, Trustee for the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, volunteer consultant for International Executive Service Corporation (Vladimir, Russia), and President of the Barnard Education Fund. John also received numerous awards, including the MIT Corporate Leadership Award in 1987, the Century Service Award (Bridgeport, CT) Boys and Girls Club in 1991, and the Richard P. Bodine Community Leadership Award in 1993.
John is survived by his children: Michael Larson and his wife Linda of Hampton Beach, NH, Christopher Larson and his wife Lynne of Andover, NJ, and Cynthia Kline and her husband Christopher of Essex Junction, VT; seven grandchildren: Matthew, John, Kathryn, Laura, Robert, Carter, and Amelia; and great grandchild Olivia. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Priscilla (Beane) Larson in 2007, as well as his brothers, Peter Larson of Wilmington, DE and David Larson of San Mateo, CA.
A memorial service will be held at Old Christ Church in Bethel, VT on Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private.
John's children express many thanks to the wonderful staff at Woodstock Terrace and the Bayada Hospice organization for their compassionate and loving care of their father.
Those wishing to do so may make contributions in John's name to Christ Episcopal Church, 13 North Main Street, Bethel, VT 05032 or to the Barnard Fire Department, P.O. Box 857, Barnard, VT 05031.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, VT. An online guest book can be found at www.cabotfh.com
Published in Westport News on Sept. 6, 2019
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